Friday, July 16, 2010

Mystery Lily?

I have had this plant in one of my gardens for two years, and all it has ever produced is leaves. I wasn't sure if it was a variety of iris or lily. This year it has finally bloomed, and the blossoms look like a lily. But I am still clueless as to the variety. The flowers are fairly small, maybe 2" across, and they seem to either close at night or only bloom for one day. If anyone knows what this is, please leave me a comment. Thanks!

UPDATE: The overwhelming majority of responders have identified this as a blackberry lily, which is actually a member of the iris family. I will know for sure once the seed pods form and break open to reveal the "blackberry" --- actually a cluster of shiny black seeds.

7 comments:

Michigoose said...

In case you don't get my email, its Belamcanda, also known as blackberry lily. (Belamcanda chinensis)

Have fun!

Kathleen Loomis said...

my husband the gardener thinks it's a Belamcanda, also known as blackberry lily

Diana said...

Start with Daylily Species

Hemerocallis fulva (Orange Daylily, Tiger Daylily)

Faith said...

That is a Blackberry Lily. I have a few in my yard as well. Here is a nice link about them: http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/bb_lily.htm

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Thanks, everyone!
Now I am looking forward to seeing the "blackberry" part of it.

Sue Andrus said...

I just saw your post and got here too late :) Yes, you have a beautiful Blackberry Lily and it definitely is interesting in more than one stage, with pretty seed heads, too.

suewalen said...

yup, definitely blackberry lily. I had 'em in my old yard and I love them.
Sue